Saturday, March 07, 2015


Herriman Saturday

Friday, September 18 1908 --The "Solid Three" take a kick from the Fred Opper comics icon, Maud the Mule, which Herriman draws so well you'd think it was by Opper himself. 

The situation in a nutshell: County commissioners Patterson, Eldridge and Wilson, dubbed the "Solid Three", put together a bond issue for the county and sold it off, probably to favored friends, at a high interest rate. They did this without proper public meetings and without going through the normal channels to determine a fair interest rate. On discovering this breach of the public trust, Angelenos were, not too surprisingly, up in arms.


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